Four finalists for the position of dean of the UNM School of Law have been invited to visit campus over the weeks of March 4 and March 18. The candidates will meet with faculty, staff, students and community members during their visits.

The candidates are:
 

Alfred , Mathewson

Alfred Mathewson
Professor of law and acting director of Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico. Mathewson received his J.D. from Yale University. He served as associate dean for Academic Affairs from 1997-2002 and is currently the Henry Weihofen Chair in Law. Mathewson will interview on March 4-5.

Faculty Meeting – March 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Law School Faculty Lounge – Room 3244
Candidate Presentation – March 4, 3:30-5 p.m. UNM Law School – Room 2402
Staff Open Forum – March 5, 10-10:45 a.m. UNM Law School – Room 2401
Student Open Forum – March 5, 10:45-11:45 a.m. UNM Law School – Room 2401

 

 

Barbara Bergman

Barbara Bergman
Professor of law and interim dean of the School of Law at the University of New Mexico. Bergman received her J.D. from Stanford Law School. She has served as interim dean since October 2012 and previously served as associate dean for Academic Affairs from 2008-2012. Bergman will interview on March 6-7.

Faculty Meeting – March 6, 1:45-2:45 p.m. Law School Faculty Lounge, Room 3244
Candidate Presentation – March 6, 3:15-4:45 p.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2401
Staff Open Forum – March 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2401
Student Open Forum – March 7, 1:30-2:15 p.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2401

 

 

 

 

Melanie Wilson

Melanie Wilson
Professor of law and associate dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Kansas. Wilson received her J.D. from University of Georgia graduating magna cum laude. She also served as a senior administrative fellow at the University of Kansas from 2012-2013. Wilson will interview on March 18-19.

Faculty Meeting – March 18, 1:45-2:45 p.m. Law School Faculty Lounge, Room 3244
Candidate Presentation – March 18, 3:30-5 p.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2402
Staff Open Forum – March 19, 9-10 a.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2401
Student Open Forum – March 19, 10-11 a.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2401

 

 

 

 

David Herring

David Herring
Professor of law and co-director of the Clinic Programs at the University of Pittsburgh. Herring received his J.D. from University of Michigan graduating magna cum laude. He also served as dean from 1999-2005, interim dean from 1998-1999 and associate dean for Academic Affairs from 1996-1998 at University of Pittsburgh. Herring will interview on March 21-22.

Faculty Meeting – March 21, 1:45-2:45 p.m. Law School Faculty Lounge, Room 3244
Candidate Presentation – March 21, 3:15-4:45 p.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2401
Staff Open Forum – March 22, 9-10 a.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2401
Student Open Forum – March 22, 10-11 a.m. UNM School of Law, Room 2401

All four candidates will hold open forums with staff, students and faculty, as well as have an open presentation open to staff, students, faculty and community members. Dates, times and locations will be announced soon.

Bios of all four candidates will soon be available on the Academic Affairs website, under Announcements.

Questions regarding the candidate visits can be addressed to Jennifer Love.

Media Contact: Carolyn Gonzales (505) 277-5920; email: cgonzal@unm.edu